ILLUSTRATES THE OPPORTUNITIES & TRAINING AVAILABLE IN THE FIELD OF PRINTING. SHOWS HAND TYPESETTING, LINOTYPE, MONOTYPE, DISPLAY, MAKE-UP & LAYOUT.
Vocational film about careers in the printing industry.
giant newspaper presses letterpress: composition; presswork; bindery work; linotype operators; monotype machines;
cylinder presses; handpresses; offset presses; high speed rotary presses
"Hand composition offers the opportunity for individual expression."
"Large plants employ people, usually women who do nothing but proofread."
markup man, composition man, pressmen
Zero = first title
00:00 Newspapers on printing presses
00:31 Shelves of books
00:32 Hands holding open Bible
00:35 Hands examine business documents
00:42 Printing presses; montage of printers and presses
01:29 Typesetting and composition
02:56 Linotype machines
03:40 Monotype machines
04:38 Document being proofread; women proofreaders
05:28 Various printing presses in operation
07:28 Vocational students studying for printing apprenticeships
07:54 Students in classroom
08:00 Teenagers at printing presses and Linotype machines
PRINTING GRAPHIC ARTS COMMUNICATION INFORMATION HAND TYPESETTING LINOTYPE MONOTYPE LAYOUT DESIGN MACHINES INDUSTRY WORKERS LABOR VOCATIONAL GUIDANCE EDUCATION
Subject: Women! Do nothing but proofread!
Subject: It's all been replaced by two Macs and a Docutech.
It details the vocational possiblities available in setting and operating type machines. And while in some cases devices like these are used (especially in the presses), most of it has been replaced by desktop publishing software and digital printing. I recently visited a print shop that has high quality/high volume digital presses, that go right from the computer to the finished work.
As a printing hobbiest, it's fascinating to see these old machines. Great stuff.